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Thy Phu. Warring Images: Vietnam Pictorial & the Colours of Socialist Futurity


Thursday, 12 May 2022: 10:00am - 11:15pm (AEST)

Online lecture & discussion. You will receive a Zoom link upon registration.

This presentation explores the construction of socialist ways of seeing in Vietnam, focusing on the communist illustrated magazine, Vietnam Pictorial, which deployed color images as a means to project visions of socialist futurity, conjuring forth revolutionary renovations at a moment when victory had yet to be assured.

Thy Phu is a Distinguished Professor of Race, Diaspora and Visual Justice at the University of Toronto. She is the author of Picturing Model Citizens: Civility in Asian American Visual Culture and Warring Visions: Photography and Vietnam. She has also co-edited Feeling Photography, Refugee States: Critical Refugee Studies in Canada, and the forthcoming, Cold War Camera. Currently, she serves as co-editor of the open-access peer-reviewed journal, Trans Asia Photography.

A Discussion Roundtable will also take place on Thursday 19th May with the editors of Trans Asia Photography Journal. Image: Cover of Vietnam Pictorial featuring Black revolutionary, Angela Davis (1973).

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